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Title: Technetium: The First Radioelement on the Periodic Table

The radioactive nature of technetium is discussed using a combination of introductory nuclear physics concepts and empirical trends observed in the chart of the nuclides and the periodic table of the elements. Trends such as the enhanced stability of nucleon pairs, magic numbers, and Mattauch's rule are described. Here, the concepts of nuclear binding energies and the nuclear shell model are introduced and used to explain the relative stability of radionuclides and, in particular, the isotopes of technetium.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  3. Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Chemical Education
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-9584
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Research Org:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; Upper-division undergraduate; atomic properties; inorganic chemistry; nuclear/radiochemistry; transition elements
OSTI Identifier:
1368098

Johnstone, Erik V., Yates, Mary Anne, Poineau, Frederic, Sattelberger, Alfred P., and Czerwinski, Kenneth R.. Technetium: The First Radioelement on the Periodic Table. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00343.
Johnstone, Erik V., Yates, Mary Anne, Poineau, Frederic, Sattelberger, Alfred P., & Czerwinski, Kenneth R.. Technetium: The First Radioelement on the Periodic Table. United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00343.
Johnstone, Erik V., Yates, Mary Anne, Poineau, Frederic, Sattelberger, Alfred P., and Czerwinski, Kenneth R.. 2017. "Technetium: The First Radioelement on the Periodic Table". United States. doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00343. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1368098.
@article{osti_1368098,
title = {Technetium: The First Radioelement on the Periodic Table},
author = {Johnstone, Erik V. and Yates, Mary Anne and Poineau, Frederic and Sattelberger, Alfred P. and Czerwinski, Kenneth R.},
abstractNote = {The radioactive nature of technetium is discussed using a combination of introductory nuclear physics concepts and empirical trends observed in the chart of the nuclides and the periodic table of the elements. Trends such as the enhanced stability of nucleon pairs, magic numbers, and Mattauch's rule are described. Here, the concepts of nuclear binding energies and the nuclear shell model are introduced and used to explain the relative stability of radionuclides and, in particular, the isotopes of technetium.},
doi = {10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00343},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Education},
number = 3,
volume = 94,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {2}
}